Multiple errors rejected, including claim to suppress under KRS 610.220 in criminal trial: SHEPHERD V. COM (SC 2/21/2008)

SHEPHERD V. COM
CRIMINAL:  Multiple errors rejected, including claim to suppress under KRS 610.220
2006-SC-000450-MR.pdf
PUBLISHED: AFFIRMING
OPINION BY ABRAMSON
DATE RENDERED: 2/21/2008

SC affirmed Defendant’s conviction and life sentence for murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence.  Shepherd was not entitled to a separate trial from his co-defendants.  SC rejected Shepherd’s 8 other claims of error, finding the TC did commit harmless error in including life without the possibility of parole in its sentencing instructions.  A failure to comply with the requirements of KRS 610.220 does not automatically result in suppression of a statement.

Digested by Scott C. Byrd
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